Who do you think YOU are?

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         Who do you think YOU are?

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be?

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Often believed  to be quoted by Mandela, it was actually written by a woman poet, Marianne Williamson.

Another overlooked woman.

Why do women value themselves so little? Why do they think they’re not competent to be on boards, to be running the country?

One woman did. Australia’s PM Julia Gillard.  “ditch the bxxxx” The Honourable Mary Delahunty said that this treatment of Gilliard brought the office of Prime Minister into disrepute.  Gillard’s parting words

“It will be easier for the next woman Prime Minister, and the next. And I’m proud of that.”

We can take heart from the large number of female premiers in Africa and South America. Some like Michelle Bachelet and Mary Robinson, the very pattern of  women, not just capable of standing on the world stage, but holding numerous roles in world politics.

Many women premiers are in the southern hemisphere, what is it about the sun?

Since this was published, Michelle Bachelet has been elected President of Chile again.  A former minister of health, of the armed forces, a woman who survived torture by Pinochet.    Just a few of her achievements.

 

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